IMC 2006: Sessions

Session 1219: Performance and the Manuscript

Wednesday 12 July 2006, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society
Organiser:Pamela Sheingorn, Baruch College & Graduate Center, City University of New York
Moderator/Chair:Pamela Sheingorn, Baruch College & Graduate Center, City University of New York
Paper 1219-aThe Drama in (and of) the St Albans Psalter
(Language: English)
Carol Symes, Department of History, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Index terms: Language and Literature - Comparative, Liturgy, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Performance Arts - Drama
Paper 1219-bMourning in the Margins of the Roman d'Alexandre, Bodleian MSS., Bodley 264
(Language: English)
Markus I. Cruse, Department of Languages & Literatures, Arizona State University
Index terms: Art History - Painting, Language and Literature - French or Occitan, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Performance Arts - General
Paper 1219-cPerformance, Piety, and the Pavement Hours: Devotional Possibilities in Medieval York
(Language: English)
Jill Stevenson, Department of Theatre Arts, Marymount Manhattan College, New York
Index terms: Lay Piety, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Performance Arts - Drama, Religious Life
Abstract

The complex mise en page of medieval manuscripts demands reading practices that are significantly different from our own. Approaching the manuscript from the perspective of performance enhances access to medieval reading practices and medieval ways of experiencing books. These three papers explore three distinct relationships between a manuscript and performance theory and practice, and thereby offer an overview of the possibilities for research in this new intersection of fields.